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Free classes offered to Cherry Tree Crossing, 15th Street residents

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A second session of free counseling and education classes for residents who will be displaced by the 15th Street widening project or the demolition of Cherry Tree Crossing begins Tuesday.

Shiloh Comprehensive Community Center is offering the classes to help residents transition to new jobs. The classes will teach interview skills, techniques for maintaining employment, building a resume and other skills. Computers will be available to search for employment and housing.

Individuals should sign up in advance by visiting Shiloh, 1635 15th Street, or e-mailing executive director Elizabeth Jones at ej.shilohcommunitycenter@gmail.com. If needed, sign up will be held on the first day of class.

Classes will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays this month. Free child care is available.

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PUPPYMOMMA
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PUPPYMOMMA 10/04/13 - 10:20 pm
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State the obvious. Of course

State the obvious. Of course it's free. How many people would actually show up if it cost money?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/05/13 - 06:05 am
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Height of Naivety

"The classes will teach interview skills, techniques for maintaining employment, building a resume and other skills."

Unrealistic program. Workers are needed who can do manual labor. Those hiring don't care about interview skills. Work with these folks to arrange car pools to sites where workers are in demand and getting waivers for criminal records. Ask some companies to come and offer jobs. The residents are not applying for white collar jobs. You are wasting their time with this naïve program.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/05/13 - 09:21 am
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Come on River

Don't be so negative...

"The classes will teach interview skills, techniques for maintaining employment, building a resume and other skills"

That means you can't go on an interview with a baby on your hip & flip flops on your feet...some actually do this....my personal opinion is that they need more tech schools....teach plumbing--ac/heating-dry wall-painting-beauty shop skills-& hands on type work......a way to make a living & some pay very well.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/05/13 - 09:24 am
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ok

ok RM--we said the same thing but in different wording. hah

Search for housing....anywhere special, or just outside the cbd.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/05/13 - 09:54 am
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SeenIt, These Programs Appropriate for Suburbs

SeenIt, these people put on these little programs to justify their existence. They come in and present their little canned talks appropriate for the suburbs while not wanting to roll their sleeves up and work with the folks.

Encourage them to get out of public housing and motivate. Emphasize getting a job is a way out. Arrange transportation to the job sites by getting them to carpool. If that doesn't work get a doggone county vehicle that some bozo drives around doing nothing, sit them in the back and take them to work in the beginning.

deestafford
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deestafford 10/05/13 - 11:37 am
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I wonder how many of the attendees at the upcoming event

featuring Dr Ben Carson will be from this part of Augusta.

As far as interviewing for a job is concerned, one would not believe how shabbily some young people are dressed when they stop in my wife's upscaled shop asking if she's hiring. I wouldn't hire people looking for work dressed as they are and their lack of communication skills to work in my yard.

Maybe, just maybe, something positive will come out of this effort. It definitely won't hurt. I agree with the commenters about the focus of the program is not what is really needed. I have to wonder when I read about computer skills being taught in situations like this who in the world would hire someone for computer work who has been taught in that type of setting.

As far as beauty shop work is concerned, it takes more hours to become a licienced technician than it does to become a state trooper. It is crazy and unbelieveable as to how lobbyist have convinced the legislature to require ridiculous numbers of hours for certain liciencing.

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